With few exceptions, we all celebrate holidays of some sort. A few religions don’t and I feel sorry for them. I love to celebrate….I don’t really need a holiday, just a reason. Life should be about celebrations, even the little things.
I tend to tell people I don’t like holidays, but I’ll let you in on a little secret. I love holidays! I love celebrating! Why then do I tell people I don’t like them at all. First, it stems from expectations and if I have little expectation for a holiday, then not much can go wrong. It seems as I was growing up, many fights surrounded holidays, whether they be birthday’s, Christmas, Easter, there seems to be a fight in my memory. This is probably the strongest reason I “don’t like” holidays. The minor thing, that especially surround Christmas is the obligatory giving. I like to give when I see something that is perfect for someone. I do NOT like to try to find something that someone may or may not like. It annoys me.
I’m excited this year. I love being hostess and I’m hostess for several parties/dinners this year and it is making me super happy. I want to break this “I don’t like holidays” cycle….so I need great, new, fun traditions. What are traditions that you all have around the holidays?